Alicia began making radio as a seven-year-old in rural upstate New York using two cassette recorders and appropriated material from Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. Twenty years later, she began her real-world radio career as a reporter and producer for NPR’s On the Media.
At WLRN, she's in charge of planning and editing feature stories, enterprise and other long-form radio and was the founding producer of WLRN’s award-winning weekly public affairs program, The Florida Roundup.
She currently serves at president of the board of PRNDI, the public radio news organization.
Alicia is also a longtime arts journalist, and when she's not editing, she produces features and interviews for WLRN, including The Sally J. Freedman Reality Tour and The Judy Blume Radio Hour. Before coming to Miami, she covered arts, culture, and breaking news for WNYC in New York City, where she reported on Carnegie Hall, puppet opera, arts education, Hungarian strudel, strong cheese, two presidential elections, and nuclear power.
She was also the lead classical music and dance reporter at New York magazine. She has written for the Miami Herald, Details magazine, Dance magazine, Symphony magazine, Jazziz magazine, and others. Her reporting has also appeared in the New York Times, Tablet and Electronic Music Foundation, which she helped launch.
Alicia holds a B.A. from the University at Albany (New York) where she studied English and music, and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
She was a USC Annenberg/Getty arts journalism fellow. She has won the Edward R. Murrow award for large market feature reporting for Her Own Little Paris. She co-hosted and co-produced the WLRN radio documentary, Remembering Andrew, which won a Third Coast International Audio Festival award. She edited WLRN's series on surviving gun violence and edited and co-hosted WLRN's award-winning documentary, Cell 1: Florida's Death Penalty in Limbo. She is also the winner of the 2017 SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award in feature reporting for The Cassettes of Hurricane Andrew.
Alicia lives in Miami Beach, where she worries about sea level rise.